TORTURE by Emmanuel Ibekwe
If wishes were horses
I still would prefer a Lamborghini
I would feel better if it`s not public buses
At least beggars cannot get a ride in it.
They say suffering is no ornament
No one would feel proud with it on their neck
Suffering should be for but a while, not permanent
If it tarries, take another card from nature`s card deck.
All things good come to those who wait
You waited this long and this be your taste?
You took time to nail your coffin
I envy your ambidexterity.
Why enter just to endure
Since you can be free to enjoy
Your life is one and it ends too soon
I envy you a lot. Seems you love torture
Free you are. Sure.
A caged lion in a zoo is free too
Limited but to the ends of the cage
This sums up your case, to the letter and page
I do not know what you enjoy
You could be masochistic for all I know
Perhaps you feel more alive and good to go
When you know what punishment he has for you next.
Your smile has become so sad
Your laughter tell tales of bitterness
If this sad mien be your smiley face,
What then would sad look like?
Why stay locked up just to feel among
Your relationship status changes not a stock market pip
Why be sad when you can boldly stand,
Point to the door and kick him out.
I take my time to feel bad for you
Do take time and do yourself some good
Remain single and wait for the right one
Remember, everything good comes to those who wait.
So, if wishes were horses
I would prefer you stay single and happy
Take him to your door, you need not be snappy
Give him some money and kick him onto one of `em buses.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
What happens when Philosophy meets with very vivid imagination?
Emmanuel Ibekwe is ‘who’ happens. I am a graduate of the University of
Ibadan, but, still a student of the School of Imagination situated
inside my world, I love penning down abstract thoughts poetically or
if need be, in an article. I guess that’s what happens when Philosophy
meets with Creativity and the willingness to express it.